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Workout Done to make time for RETAIL THERAPY.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Got up early this morning for a workout, didn't work up a sweat, still trying to take it easy, but a 30-minute walk does wonders for setting your mood for the day. emoticonSo my workout for today is done. Good for me since I want to spend my lunch hour getting some retail therapy at the mall, maybe a new blouse, a workout tank top, a desperately needed pair of shorts, or a new silver bangle (I lost the one I have had for 10 yrs). Undecided on what exactly I'm looking for but I'll know it when I find it, and of course it has to be a bargain emoticon just something new to keep the good mood going. Hope everyone has a great day.

A Girls Gotta SHOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

  
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POLYANASUNSHINE 5/19/2010 6:58PM

    You need new stuff to show off how much weight you have lost emoticon

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SHANTRA 5/19/2010 11:41AM

    Oh I hope you buy your shorts AND a bangle. You deserve it.

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SEEAMANDARUN 5/19/2010 10:09AM

    And isn't shopping a lot more fun now? I use to dread it and now I have to keep myself away from the mall!

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JDCOOPER 5/19/2010 8:03AM

    I love retail therapy!! Hope you find something pretty and a bargain of course! You look great and thanks for your post on my blog!

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JAPOPE1 5/19/2010 7:27AM

  lol...it's all about priorities, right?

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24 to a 12

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bought my first size 12 dress since 1990 something to wear to a friend's wedding this past weekend. I felt like a million bucks. I can't describe how wonderful I felt wearing it, I was confident and I had a great time. I'm still hangin on Cloud Nine. I used to wear a size 22/24 and now I am in a 12. Empowering. I have worked so hard and still have a little ways to go, but buying and wearing that dress definitely gave me the "umph" I needed to keep going. Has it been hard? yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely, can you tell from the smile on my face.


Here's a pic of my hubby and daughter too. We had so much fun dancing the night away, something about a new dress and hot pink heels to boost the confidence.




Thanks so much to all my SP friends, who motivate me and keep me going, you are all fabulous, couldn't have come this far without you.

  
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KOZLOVIC2 5/20/2010 8:31AM

    Wow !!!!!! You look great....keep up the good work.

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POLKADOTREVIVAL 5/19/2010 11:05AM

    You look fabulous! Congratulations!

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SEEAMANDARUN 5/19/2010 10:10AM

    You look gorgeous! Keep up the good work!

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MLKOLAR 5/19/2010 5:42AM

    You look awesome!!!!!!!!!! Good for you and what a beautiful family!! You go girl! emoticon

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NIGHTOWL62 5/19/2010 3:47AM

    You look absolutely terrific! What a change from you 2007 pic! And congratulations on your 5K! You truly are inspiring! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHRISTINA217 5/19/2010 12:34AM

    You look great!

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AHGREENW 5/18/2010 9:44PM

    You look terrific! Congratulations!

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IRONGRANNIE 5/18/2010 9:39PM

    What a wonderful achievement. You have every right to be proud of yourself. Well done!

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Outta Commission

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Well I am officially out of commission as far as working out for a few days, had a minor surgical procedure yesterday and really sore today. No workout videos for this week, but I can manage a walk, but no running. Maybe a week off will do me good, kick me off this plateau.

  
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POLYANASUNSHINE 5/18/2010 9:48PM

    Do not over do. emoticon

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POLYANASUNSHINE 5/18/2010 9:48PM

    Take care and do not over do.

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LILPAT3 5/18/2010 2:59PM

    Get better. Often a break makes your body much stronger when you get back to it. It enables your body to adjust and repair. emoticon

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BEAR128 5/18/2010 11:44AM

    Take care of yourself and take it easy.

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Rainy Monday

Monday, May 17, 2010

It's really hard to be in a great mood when you wake up and it's raining. Ooh, drat. Gonna have a good day anyway. Weekend was a whirlwind, glad to settle into the weekly routine. Hope everyone has a great week.

  
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POORGIRL_DIET 5/18/2010 6:20AM

    Hope you have a good week too

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SHANTRA 5/17/2010 10:08PM

    You too!!!

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POLYANASUNSHINE 5/17/2010 7:38PM

    emoticonsaying i do not like emoticon!

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FLOWHITE1 5/17/2010 7:40AM

    I HATE TO GO TO WORK WHEN ITS RAINING BUT IT MAKES YOU WANT TO COME UP WITH MORE WAYS TO BURN THOSE CALORIES

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My 5K

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ok, so I did it. I finished in under 40 minutes, woulda liked 36 but I made a horrible mistake. I ate a donut they had at the pre-race party, BIG MISTAKE. Sugar overload - why did I do that. Anyhow, it was really super hot and humid, almost the whole race with no shade. The second mile was through the woods, so thank goodness for the shade and a breeze, made up some time during that mile in the shade. I just couldn't find a good pace cuz it was so hot. I guess if I really want to run, spring and fall are the optimal times to do it. But the important thing was I ran it, passed over 1/3 of the people running it and finished the last half-mile with a good pace for a great finish. Glad it's done and I am so proud of myself. I did it !!!! emoticon

  
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SEEAMANDARUN 5/17/2010 2:43PM

    YAY!!! Congratulations. You are now officially a runner!
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CSIENK 5/16/2010 5:55PM

    emoticon You did it! Was this your first 5K? You SHOULD be proud of yourself... and now you've got a benchmark (40 minutes) and you know you prefer running in the spring and fall.
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Cindy

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SHANTRA 5/16/2010 10:45AM

    Maybe you ate the donut due to pre race nerves? Whatever you know now to think of your finish times because this time.. YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!! I bet you are so proud of yourself and you should be!

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POOHSKAK 5/16/2010 8:46AM

    You should be so proud of yourself. I think finishing under 40 is great for a first 5K. You learned alot and now you can apply that to your next race. I live in TX so I know what your saying about the heat:)

Good luck to you! emoticon

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CHRISTINA217 5/15/2010 11:17PM

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MLKOLAR 5/15/2010 10:23PM

    YAY for you! I knew you could do it. 40 minutes is great!! My first 5K is next weekend I hope I do that good. Great job!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAZZID 5/15/2010 8:38PM

    emoticon... that's ok, lesson learned... You did great! emoticon...

If my ankles hold up, I would love to start jogging with a co-worker of mine, but I have to also invest in a good pair of running shoes... any suggestions?

Keep up the good work... emoticon ~ Dee ~

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SCHMEVELYN 5/15/2010 7:42PM

    Great Job! I am doing my first 5K at the beginning of June.

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